It’s starting to become a little clearer regarding why Derrickson stepped away from the highly anticipated sequel, especially after earlier reports detailed that Marvel Studios didn’t want to lean as heavy into the horror aspect of the movie as originally planned. However, it’s still unclear what exactly the disagreements were that he alluded to when saying the producer and director need to be on the same page,
In a new stream of releases on Twitter, Doctor Strange director Scott Derrickson got candid about his creative experiences in the movie industry. Derrickson makes no mention of Doctor Strange 2, but his statement seemed very relevant to his departure from Marvel Studios at the start of 2020.
Major players in the MCU have raved about the hire of Sam Raimi as the director for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness considering his history with both horror movies and the superhero genre. He has extensive history making scary cult classics, and he is best known for his excellent work on the Tobey Maguire-led Spider-Man trilogy. He is even said to have been instrumental in bringing some of the past characters from his movies into play for the MCU’s Spider-Man 3, which will have a direct tie-in with his own MCU movie, and it will be fascinating to see how everything weaves together over the next couple years